James Bond is a Functional Psychopath
Kevin Dutton did a study of the behavior of the British movie spy James Bond. Dutton concludes that Bond is a cold blooded killer that society needs to keep it safe.
Bond is "absolutely one of the classic examples of a functional psychopath," Dutton says. He possesses characteristics that can be used to "benefit society rather than detract from society." It is Bond's lack of conscience and remorse that society ought to value the most, as we need people like that to do our dirty work. For instance, a member of the special forces can't dwell on killing a person, Dutton points out. If you do, Dutton says, "then the next bullet could be going through your head."